Effect of Sn-MCM-41 hydrothermal synthesis conditions on nopol production


  • Aída Luz Villa Universidad de Antioquia
  • Consuelo Montes de Correa Universidad de Antioquia
  • Edwin Alarcón Universidad de Antioquia


Sn-MCM-41, nopol, β-pinene, Prins Reaction, SnCl2, hydrothermal synthesis, TPDA


Several catalysts were prepared by hydrothermal synthesis of Sn-MCM-41 at room temperature using SnCl2 •2H2 O as precursor salt. Catalysts were characterized by TPD of ammonia, FTIR of adsorbed pyridine and TPR of H2 . The reactivity of the synthesized materials for the Prins condensation of β-pinene with paraformaldehyde to obtain nopol was explained in terms of the type of acidity. The most active catalysts showed medium strength acidity. Materials synthesized under pH control and by adding the metal source as a solid, exhibited medium strength acidity.

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Aída Luz Villa, Universidad de Antioquia

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones para la Agroindustrialización de Especies Vegetales Aromáticas y Medicinales Tropicales

Consuelo Montes de Correa, Universidad de Antioquia

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones para la Agroindustrialización de Especies Vegetales Aromáticas y Medicinales Tropicales

Edwin Alarcón, Universidad de Antioquia

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones para la Agroindustrialización de Especies Vegetales Aromáticas y Medicinales Tropicales


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Villa , A. L., Montes de Correa, C. ., & Alarcón , E. (2013). Effect of Sn-MCM-41 hydrothermal synthesis conditions on nopol production. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (49), 19–29. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ingenieria/article/view/15883

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